Updated Arrivals Associated Direction 14 January, South Australia

The Emergency Management (Arrivals Associated Direction No 13) (COVID-19) Direction 2021 has been revoked and replaced by the Emergency Management (Arrivals – Associated Direction No 14) (COVID-19) Direction 2022. This Direction came into effect at 3.12pm on 14 January 2022.

Key changes include:


International and interstate travellers who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 must NOT enter South Australia until 10 days from the date of their first positive COVID-19 test has elapsed.

They need to comply with the isolation, testing, reporting and other requirements of the Emergency Management (Exposure Sites, Contacts and Diagnosis Requirements No 4) COVID-19) Direction 2022.

The above DOES NOT apply to a domestic violence arrival.


International arrivals to South Australia must produce evidence of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken in the 3 days prior to departure and quarantine until they have a COVID-19 test taken.

International arrivals under the age of 12 years 2 months will be treated as vaccinated arrivals, no matter their status.

For all requirements for vaccinated and unvaccinated international arrivals, see: https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/travel/international-travel

Other existing requirements remain.

The information above only highlights the key changes made to the Directions and does not reflect all requirements. Members of the public are encouraged to see the full Directions for further information.

All existing directions, frequently asked questions and other information can be found here: https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/emergency-declarations

If you require further information you can call the SA COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787 or go to the SA Health website at www.sahealth.sa.gov.au or www.sa.gov.au/covid-19

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